Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crochet Hearts Ornaments

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I used some left over yarn to make more hearts and tread a ribbon at the top so the heart could be hang up. I was thinking using it for some home deco project. However, my daughter insist on giving them to her enrichment teachers on her last day there.


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Salt Dough Name Plate

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This is a little project I did with my daughter. It's a little gift for her teacher for the hard work she put in on the dance item for their Annual Graduation Ceremony cum Concert.

We used salt dough to make alphabets. Painted it and glued it to the wooden plate. No prize for guessing what's her teacher's name. ;)



* This is how it looks like before it was painted. *

Sunday, September 18, 2011

IKEA Hack - Shoe Box

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I bought a 3 IKEA Children storage bench when it was $19. We are moving to a new place and I decided to use one of the bench as a shoe box to be placed outside our house.

I added a handle to the cover and hinges so the kids can easily lift up the cover with the handle and not having to carry the cover. I also added legs to the base of the box so it will not be soaked in water when the town council do their regular washing.

As the wood was untreated, I painted it in white. The decals seen were previously on my mirror. I removed them and reused them on the box.

The wire shelves in the box are actually freestanding shelf insert for cabinet. They are placed in the box as shoe shelves. All accessories used were bought from Daiso.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yoyo Flowers

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I made an assortment of yo-yo and glued them to magnets, pegs and pens as gifts for teachers for Teacher's Day.


Friday, July 29, 2011

IKEA Hack - Jewelled Clock

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Like the DIY camouflage clock and DIY Food Clock, this simple clock here is also done using the IKEA RUSCH wall clock.

I reused the original numbered clock face by reversing it. I glued faux rhinestones to replace the numbers. Faux rhinestones are glued around the outer case of the clock as well as the hands too. The second hand has a flower on it, so the flower moves by the second.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ladybird Stopper

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I made the boring stopper for my soap dispenser refill into something more interesting.

I painted the stopper using puff paint and waited for it to dry before I add another coat of puff paint. I glued googly eyes and used a black marker for the spots.

Soap Refill Hack

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This is a post on a hack on a soap refill for an auto soap dispenser.

I cut an hole on the top of the plastic refill using a heated cutter and smoothed the rough edge by carefully melting it with a light. I used a stopper to cover the opening which only cost me 10cents.

Now I just need to top up with normal hand soap instead of buying the original refill just to use the dispenser. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reversible Bag

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I made a boxed pleated reversible bag. One side of the bag is red with polka dots and lace. The other side is plain white with 3 fabric buttons using the same fabric from the reverse side.

I sewed D-rings on both sides of the bag, It can be used to hang a wristlet for the D-ring inside the bag. Whilst a brooch can be pinned on the fabric loop holding the D-ring so it will not damage the bag.






Polka Dotted Flower

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I sewed this flower brooch to match a bag I made recently.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Personalised Pen

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I did this for a wonderful teacher who will be leaving after tomorrow. Hopefully, we will be able to see him back in school after his studies. He will be dearly missed.

I'm not very good coming up with ideas for guy's stuff so I thought I'll attempt to do name weaving on a pen. Passable results, I think. Hopefully, he likes it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cuppy Zipper Pouch

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A simple hand sewn full lined zipper pouch, which I made for my daughter's teacher who shared the same birthday as her. I stamped and painted a cupcake on one side of the pouch and sewed a little bow to the other side with the words, Happy Birthday, next to it.


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Flex Frame Purse

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Hand sewn full lined coin purse with a flex frame. It's made, on behalf of my son, for his male trainer. Hence, I made it plain and simple but big enough to kept a bunch of keys.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Red Heart

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I did crochet heart by trial and error and was really glad it turn out well on my second trial. I have not decided what to do with it yet and is keeping it for further use.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Change ...

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SewingLove has changed to Handmade Zakka by Elaine with immediate effect.

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Strawberry Charm

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A simple crochet strawberry and a seemly strawberry flower with a crystal in the middle. I did not have a suitable colour for the flower, hence I used x-stitch thread (the closest I have) for it instead. I attached a hooked to the top so it can be used as a charm.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Rose Brooch

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I did a simple rose using 2 different yarns. I sew a pin behind so it can be used as an accessory.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Polka Dotted Wristlet

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I made this fully lined wristlet to match a bag that I have not completed. The zipper and hardware used here are recycled from some old and unwanted items.



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blue Clouds

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I find the clouds on the Happy Girl Bag I made too plain and decided to paint it. Now the bag looks more complete.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Girl Bag

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A full-lined bag with zipper for my daughter to carry her Chinese enrichment books as the bag provided by the school is too big and clumsy for her.

The flowers on the front are iron-on felt. I sewed a red fabric button as the sun. The sun-rays and the clouds were sewed on as well. (I coloured the clouds the next morning after I post this.) The girl's face and hair were sewed before I made it into a button. After which I pleated her hair. Her arms and legs are sewed on too. I sew a name-tag to the back of the bag.